Grandiose Citizenship and the Dialectic of the Citizen and the Self
Grandiose Citizenship and the Dialectic of the Citizen and the Self [First published by the Canadian Journal of Political Science, this review essay began with an idea inspired by the work of Roberto Esposito which is that a self (a person) can hold or practise multiple forms of citizenship.] Referencing guide: Gagnon, Jean-Paul. 2017. “Grandiose […]
A Book Review of Ed Wigenbach's 'Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracy: Post Foundationalism and Political Liberalism'
A Book Review of Ed Wigenbach’s ‘Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracy: Post Foundationalism and Political Liberalism’ (Originally published by the Melbourne Journal of Politics, 36, 2013, Pp. 74-75). [One of the main critiques made against agonistic democracy, and it’s so old now as to really probably be annoying to the followers of that model of democracy, is […]
A Book review of John Keane's 'Life and Death of Democracy'
A Book review of John Keane’s 2009 Life and Death of Democracy Originally published by Social Alternatives, 29(3), 2010, Pp. 70. [Stilted and not expressive of how deeply I enjoyed Keane’s book. I’ll need, at some point, to upload pictures of the marginalia from my hardback copy. The thousand or so pages, cover-to-cover, are littered […]
A Book Review of David Marquand's The End of the West: The once and future Europe
A Book Review of David Marquand’s 2012 The End of the West: The once and future Europe Originally published by Social Alternatives, 30(3), 2012, Pp. 42-43. [To say that I learned from this book is an understatement. It forced open my eyes to the unboundable idea of “Europe” and that many of the marks of […]
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